Location: Mumbai, India
Programme: Urban Scale
Status: Research | Winner - Hyperlocal Competition
Scale: 48,825 sqm
Team: Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Arancha Alvear, Vineet Hingorani, Natasha Joseph, Aishwarya Singh, Vatsal Mistry, Pratha Bhagat
Andheri Station is one of the busiest stations on the Western Railway Line. The station is a junction for not only the Suburban Railways but also the Mumbai Metro. The area around the station is a major commercial zone and the flow of commuters in & out of the station through the day is 604,000!
An upgraded railway station that doubles up as an urban park would eliminate the East-West divide, greatly improve the daily commute by train & will provide upgraded facilities to accommodate the predicted increase in passenger numbers. The proposal suggests a renewed system of transport for the commuters, allowing a person to walk, cycle and use the train to his destination. At the same time the design will drive more people to use the public modes of transportation by creating large spaces of public use in the form of cycling tracks, greenways for their recreational use thereby generating a balance between private and public modes making sure both congestion and over-crowding are taken care of.